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Emesent Partners with Datamine

emesent and datamineEmesent and Datamine have partnered to enable geotechnical structure mapping in stopes and other inaccessible areas.

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Preservation of Survey Infrastructure (POSI) applications made easier through new Customer Hub

spatial servicesPreservation of Survey Infrastructure (POSI) applications will soon be directed to contact Survey Operations through the new DCS Spatial Services user-friendly Customer Hub.

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Maptek Celebrates 40 Years

maptek 40 180x160In the mid 1970s, geologist Bob Johnson opened a small bureau service above a row of shops in suburban Sydney, NSW, to computerise coal seam drafting. That venture was the precursor to Maptek, which today develops, sells and supports innovative mining solutions to more than 20,000 users worldwide.

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Case Study: Significant State Development

FyfeIn 2019 Fyfe was approached iby a long-standing client to assist with the planning and reporting for a proposed State Significant Development (SSD). The project required characterisation of over 4,000 structures and buildings (SB) covering an area approximately 20kms x 22kms.

Webinar - Mungari Gold Mine Improves Stope Design

Evolution Mining mungari webinarMungari Gold operation replaced its CMS with Hovermap, and captured rich stope data sets that help improve stope design and reconciliation.

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Kiruna Mine Case Study - Fall of Ground Inspections

emesent kiruna case studyOn 17 May, 2020, the LKAB Kiruna Mine in Sweden experienced a seismic event that resulted in significant fall of ground, deep within the site. The iron-ore mine was immediately closed and mine managers began determining how best to assess the damage.

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Monitoring of Tailings Dams

Brumadinho dam disasterThe volume of tailings release due to dam failure has been trending upwards since the 1970s with quantities of material released reaching an average of over three million cubic meters per failure since 2010.

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A Reflection on Technology Evolution

garry macphailGarry MacPhail, Geospatial Executive Manager for Position Partners, reflects on technology evolution in the last two decades and its effect on the survey profession today and beyond.

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Proximity Detection and Collision Awareness Technology

dozers180x160According to Safe Work Australia, the mining industry has seen a 51% increase in the number of serious claims for disease and injury between 2000-01 and 2013-14. Proximity detection and collision awareness systems are the kind of safe guards that mine operators can implement to reduce accidents, keep track of machine movements and mitigate risk across the site.

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AIMS Announces 2020 Gender Diversity Scholarship

aims gender diversity scholarship 180AIMS has collaborated with Glencore to create a gender diversity scholarship in 2020 called the "Glencore-Tim Underhill Gender Diversity Scholarship in Mine Surveying". Both Glencore and AIMS recognise the benefits of increasing representation and retention of women in non-traditional roles in the mining and resource sector.

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